Remember the Russian arrested for releasing the infamous Kelihos botnet? Looks like his hacking days are over, at least for a good while. Peter Yuryevich Levashov (one of his many online aliases) has finally plead guilty to computer crime, wire fraud, conspiracy and identity theft charges. The 38 year-old has admitted operating some of the most notorious malware botnetsincluding Storm, Waldac
KFC's secret recipe is hand-written on a yellow pad and locked in a state-of-the-art safe in Kentucky. Coca Cola also keeps it's formula in a safe, accessible only by two executives at any one time. When you're a Silicon Valley Unicorn, the one thing you'd want to keep in a vault is your source code.
Last month it was Air Canada. This month it's British Airways. The self-described "World's Favorite Airline" might not be so high on the favorite list today. British Airlines confirmed that a recent data breach exposed personal details and (yikes) credit-card numbers of up to 380,000 customers. To top it off, the breach lasted for more than
This is one of those cases of the fire truck is on fire. Turns out one of the the top-paid utility apps on the Apple App Store is a little gem known as "Adware Doctor," which sounds like a pretty legit piece of software. Oh, except that Adware Doctor, which is supposed to help protect your device
Trying to separate a teenager from his phone is tough to do. Trying to separate a teen hacker from his computer, is nearly impossible. Last week, British police arrested 19-year old George Duke-Cohan on suspicion of making hoax bomb threats to thousands of schools and airlines in the UK and US and demanding $5,000 in
Some people say that the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Well, that might just be the case when it comes to cybersecurity. Imagine a world where leagues of hackers use their skills for good instead of bad (sort of like the Deadpool of the cyber world).